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Faulty abortion stats panned

Faye Sonier

September 3, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is urging governments to stop hiding or in some cases failing to collect, information on publicly-funded abortion.

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Faith-driven life leads to ACSTA position

Dean Sarnecki

September 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

From age six onward, Catholic education has been a part of Dean Sarnecki's life.

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Teaching in China rewarding

September 3, 2012
STEPHEN LINDOP
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Many recent high school graduates or university students face the summer looking for employment, adventure and travel. The lucky ones find all three in what many young people refer to as a GAP year. They can go to China and teach English for a year.

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Canada urged to speak out for religious freedom

Christof Sauer

September 3, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada and other western nations must stand up for religious freedom in those countries where religious freedom is restricted or non-existent, says international expert Christof Sauer.

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Triple ordination a sign of God's care for his people

Carlos Nunez

September 3, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Archbishop Richard Smith, the ordination of three men to the transitional diaconate Aug. 27 was a clear sign "that the Lord is moving in wonderful ways here in providing for his people."

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Painting St. Rose

September 10, 2012

A man draws an image of St. Rose of Lima in chalk on a street in Lima, Peru, Aug. 30.

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Wandering balloon finally delivers its message

September 10, 2012
DAN RUSSO
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

EDGEWOOD, IOWA – In 2001, Abbie Steger, then in second grade, took part in a tradition that has been going on for decades at St. Mark Church in Edgewood.

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Teachers must share the ways of faith with their students

September 10, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Educators need to share their faith with those under their spiritual care within the schools, the Ukrainian bishop of Edmonton said at the opening Divine Liturgy of Edmonton Catholic Schools Aug. 30.

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Abrahamic faiths explain shared beliefs

September 10, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Faith is a difficult subject to bring up with our children, our own flesh and blood. How many of us would endure earnest talk of faith from friends? A combination of courage and psychopathology is necessary before most Christians can talk about faith with strangers.

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Consumption drives the pipeline push

Bishop Gary Gordon

September 10, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

It isn't the construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline that raises great concern for Bishop Gary Gordon. Rather it is the perception that the pipeline is necessary in the first place.

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